Program Electives

IDE '18 after the annual IDE class with Prof Robert ShillerStudents in the IDE program take a minimum of 3 elective courses. The majority of students elect to take more than the required 3 electives to make full use of Yale’s broad range of courses. They enjoy having the opportunity to choose courses they have a strong interest in. Students may enroll in any graduate-level course that may be related to their field of interest.

These are some courses students have enrolled in:

ECON 802 Economic Development of Japan
ECON 899 Directed Reading
ECON 527 Behavioral and Institutional Economics
ECON 794 International Trade Policy
MATH 305 Real Analysis
STAT 541 Probability Theory
STAT 551 Stochastic Processes
STAT 565 Machine Learning and Data Management

Students can also enroll in courses offered by other Yale graduate and professional schools including but not limited to the Law School, School of Management, School of Forestry and School of Public Health. This way, IDE Students have the chance to take courses of other Yale programs. Permission of the instructor is usually required for these courses but very frequently given. Some courses include:

EPH 591 Global Health Foundations
FES 734 Economics of Natural Resource Management
MGT 541 Corporate Finance
MGT 543 Financial Instruments and Contracts
MGT 544 Investment Management
MGT 667 Accounting, Finance & Law
MGT 611 Policy Modelling
MGT 821 Public Sector Economics
The core courses of the SOM Systemic Risk Master program
LAW 20410 Comparative Law
LAW 20406 International Trade Regulation

This is by no means an exhaustive list. As Yale continuously updates the list of courses offered, students will chose new exciting courses to make the most of their time in the IDE program.